|48 Hours: First News Magazine Program to be Shot in HD|
The first news magazine program shot in High Definition television (HDTV), 48 Hours, will air on WRAL-HD at 10:00pm on April 1st. The CBS award winning broadcast will focus on the topic — Striking it Rich.
“It is important that 48 Hours, which stands alone in presenting cutting edge single-topic news, would embrace this important technology,” said Susan Zirinsky, executive producer, 48 Hours. “It is an exciting next step to further enhance our story telling.”
From the beginning, CBS has taken a leadership role in the transition of analog to digital television technology. CBS aired the first live NFL game, the first prime-time series, Chicago Hope, and two network movies – The Bodyguard and The Shawshank Redemption in HDTV. WRAL-HD will air the 48 Hours episode on channel 32 — the experimental digital channel. An HDTV set and receiver will be necessary to pick up the program. HDTV equipment is currently being sold in retail stores across the nation. 48 Hours — although shot, recorded and edited in HDTV — will also air on WRAL’s current analog station, channel 5. Additional information about WRAL-HD is available on its website.